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reviewing the numerous books and articles tom has written works on franklin, washington, jefferson, truman, fdr, american war, hamilton byrd will, the outstanding volume he produced to accompany a major 1997 pbs production liberty. of course the recent perils of peace which deals with the events after the surrender of the british at yorktown in 1781. a great personal memoir of your upbringing in jersey city which as you know is my home town as well so we have that in common. and so much more on the american revolution, the great leadership of george washington and his military struggles to achieve american independence and now the subject of tonight's conversation, the role of women in american history. we see this in fiction and nonfiction that you have produced over the years in the novels such as liberty tavern which came out in 1977 just to remind you of that, the difficulties in that book involving women of life during the american revolution. the officers' wives that came out in 1981 about three how west pointers and their wives to paraphrase about the resignation of these officers w
, they changed from yesterday. only near 20 in washington and nearby suburbs. teens around the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. these are the wind chills. winds gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour. feels like single digits. southern shenandoah valley and very charlottesville to richmond at this hour. that's the zone by the way under a winter storm warnings into the carolinas they can get heavy amounts of snow open we're on the northern ends of this storm here in the washington area. doesn't look like we'll get much. we'll have a blustery cold day today, partly cloudy with highs only near freezing and that snow moving in tomorrow and we'll have some accumulating snow with highs in the 20s. sun returns on sunday and monday. i expect for us starting about 6:00 tomorrow morning ending by 6:00 p.m. about two to four inches around the d.c. metro area. that band in the middle to the north, just a dusting. but south of fredericksburg to near charlottesville and into central virginia four to six inches. southwestern virginia they can get over 10 inches of snow from this storm. now jerry, how is the t
chester. current windchills are in the single digits. only 7 for our windchill in the washington area. 10 for the windchill in annapolis. it's going to be a sunny, breezy, and cold day today. high temperatures will climb barely up into the low, maybe even mid-30s. the winds will easy up late this afternoon and this evening, setting the stage for our last really cold night for a while coming up tonight into tomorrow morning. and there's a warming trend ahead, kimberly, we'll give you that in the seven-day. >> looking forward to that. thank you, chuck. >> we're following breaking news from prince george's county right now. early this morning, a freight train hit a car in beltsville, maryland. the accident happened at baltimore avenue and ritzway. that's where news 4's derrick ward is live with the latest. derrick, any injuries here? >> reporter: we understand there was one injury to the driver of the vehicle. we're looking at this csx train now. a southbound csx train on these tracks that run parallel to route 1 here in beltsville. we understand this accident happened just after 6:00 a.m. a
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. >>> let's take a look at ronald reagan washington national airport where you can see the snow falling out there. it is looking worse than it is now. basically an inch or maybe a little bit more in some of the outlying areas. around town not too bad. most of the roads seem to be pretty good. >>> good morning, everyone, welcome to this early edition of "news4 today," i'm eun yang. >>> good morning, i'm joe krebs. we have a couple of delays to pass to you. montgomery county schools are operating on a two hour delay. grant county in west virginia. those schools are operating on a two hour delay. the excel academy public charter school in d.c. also a two hour delay and the central records complex is operating on unscheduled leave. fairfax county schools are also operating on a two hour delay. we expect more delays and we don't have any cancelations so far but if we get them we'll post them at the bottom of the screen and tell you about them. let's take another look outside. >>> ronald reagan washington national airport, you can see the snow flurries out there. i expect to see more snow on the
the glad tidings. >> yes. behind me here as we look toward the washington monument nothing but sunshine showing up in the sky and we have a lot of sunshine which means temperatures will be going up, really far today. here we are. 31 degrees. we made our jump with that sunshine. no wind chill because we don't have any winds. dew point shows it is pretty dry outside. things we will be covering this morning, nice and sunny for today and tomorrow. temperatures warmer than they have been. the last 40-degree day. that came new year's day. last 50-degree day was the day after christmas. so we have a good first half of the weekend to talk about, too. a few things to cover right now. get you caught up on the roadways with patranya bhoolsuwan. >>> okay. let's get some traffic. we have an accident on 95 right now at southbound 198. take a look. oh, look it's clear. live breaking news. the accident on 198 is clear but we are seeing traffic heading toward the beltway. jump on the outer loop and you can so it is basically a parking lot here on 93 from 193. 95 to 270 to the american legion very heavy
of a congressional black caucus met with the haitian ambassador yesterday in northwest washington. that meeting was intended to reaffirm the group's commitment to the haitian people and the relief effort on the island nation. >> first of all, remember, when there are tragedies like this all over the world, after a while interest wanes. important thing about haiti is they have got 43 members of congress who will be on this case until haiti is rebuilt. >> reporter: more help is needed in that relief effort. if you would like to help, go to our website at wusa9.com. we have links to dozens of relief groups right at the top of the home page. >>> fairfax county is facing a $176 million gap in funding. superintendent dr. jack dale says if the district does not get more money in the state then he will have to make cuts. last night the county announced the possible closure of an alternative high school in order to help with that short fall. >> my fear is what will happen is when we have hundreds of family in the community with no education and statistically it tells us welfare or jail are very high pos
there, traveling along 395 and the george washington memorial parkway. here's a look at dopple plenty of rain lifting into the area. rain started here about 5:00 this morning and it's going to stay steady now for most of the late morning and early afternoon hours. so don't expect too much in the way of improvement in the weather department today. temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. won't budge much during the course of the day. the steadiest of the rain will be ending around 3:00 or 4:00 this afternoon, but i don't think the last raindrops will fall until midnight or after that. kimberly, over to you. >> thank you, chuck. >>> we don't even have food. >> that body -- >> the people are suffering. >> frustration and desperation in haiti as the death toll in last tuesday's earthquake there continues to climb. it's difficult, at this point, to pinpoint just how many people were killed, but estimates put the number anywhere from 50,000 to 200,000 dead. about 300,000 hatians are now homeless. the u.s. state department says at least 15 americans have died in the quake. one u.n.
flooding over the next several hours. weave had only about a quarter ch here in washington. just to our west we've had about 1/2 inch. shenandoah valley has had from an inch to over three inches. around two inches just to the east of the blue ridge. just had a gust at dulles airport at 44 miles an hour, those winds bringing down a few tree limbs causing power outages this morning. the temperature now 60 degrees in washington on january 25th. it's not going to last long. we'll be near 40 by midnight. the 30s tomorrow morning. this rain should taper off and end around midday today with the winds remaining rather gusty into the afternoon. a bit blus sterry again tomorrow. partly cloudy on it is with highs in the mid to upper 40s. a bit colder on wednesday and thursday. morning lows in the upper 20s with afternoon highs in the low to mid 40s. looks like a chance of snow on friday. we'll take a look at that. that will be coming up in just a few minutes. right now watch out for the ponding of water especially around construction areas. many small creeks and streams are running high. they may
cabinet is forced to meet outside on plastic chairs. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >> there are glimmers of hope popping up across haiti. this morning we're hearing from members of fairfax county search and rescue team. they say they are exhausted but keep moving forward. they pulled a u.n. officer from denmark from the rubble of a crushed building. he was there since last week. he was in remarkably good shape. >> took us four hours to get to him. we saw him. we got a visual on him and had him out in four. he's in good shape. >> they are being called heroes for their work in haiti. they saved about a dozen people from the rubble. >>> even here in washington you can help earthquake victims in haiti. >> the haitian embassy needs help sorting through the thousands of donations people made over the weekend. megan mcgrath has more. >> reporter: good morning. of course the situation in haiti is really quite dire and has struck a chord with people in our area. the outpouring of support has been tremendous. if you see over my shoulder here the u-haul is filled with supplie
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> thank you for joining us on this friday. we have bill live picture. the snow is coming down. it is our very light snow. >> the first snow of the new year has arrived. we have just one school delay. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. brian is in the early to tell us the latest on the forecast. >> it will be wrapping up. i just got off the phone with a nice lady. the main roads are fine. she was out walking her dog. it was slippery. we do not want to give people a soft sense of security. let's take you over to the radar. our snow and we're seeing light to moderate over here. west of bowie, to district heights. also a band working its way down to the south and west to the springfield area over near 234 and the fairfax county parkway. you see the numbers. there range from freezing to near 30 degrees. -- they range from freezing to near 30 degrees. you can see the snow the pushed through last night. it continues to march eastward. we will seek a gradual clearing. probably about half an inch to
washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this thursday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. we have one school closing t pass along to you. this is hospitality high school in the district. they are closed because of a water main break. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. what kind of snow amounts are we talng about? >> up to 2 1/2 inches. other places could say an inch or so. not a big deal. a winter advisory will go in effect for places to the west. i do think we will all seek an inch of snow in some places upwards of 2 1/2. here is yo bus stop forecast. clear skies. cold but less windy. we're in the 20's. clouds will be on the increase. snow will develop. we will be in the 30's. let's say could morning to lisa baden. >> >> good morning. -- let's say good morning to lisa baden. >> no problems to report on 66. heavier volume. leaving 210 and 29 pretty good. this is out of frederick into germantown south on 270 and it is open with the normal volume. >> thank you. >>> the bitter cold blast will give wa
washington," on your side. >>> good monday morning. 6:00 on this monday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you so much for joining us. it is rainy and windy. we do have a school closing and delay. madison county, virginia, schools are now closed. is that right? madison county is closed. page county is delayed two hours. rappahannock county is delayed two hours, as well. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> they're must be a lot of flash flooding. >> there is a flash flood warning until 9:15 this morning for all those counties in central virginia. we see some flash flooding. you do seek a lull in central virginia. still, the damage has been done. it is mild, 60 degrees. a flash flood warning for these counties. that is until 9:15. the whole area has flooding potential this afternoon. flooding possible through 6:00 p.m. as the high tide comes up. it will clear out and dry out. it does get better. we just have a couple more hours to get through. >> we are getting more action on the highway. your neighbors are starting to leave. all lanes are open on 66 to hea
.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. lisa baden is standing by with the latest on the traffic. let's start with brian and the weather. we have a long holiday weekend. >> yesterday, we hit 50 degrees. we finally hit 50. we will be in the low 50's today. we do have something, some rain by sunday. upper 20's in martinsburg. 36 downtown. not nearly as cold this morning. let's call it partly sunny. pleasant and a mile. low 50's. looking good. -- pleasant and mild. >> this is a smile on my face. we started off on a rough notes yesterday. this morning, everything looks good. this is 270 travel. uneventful. everything is open. montrose road over 270. the beltway through montgomery county is open. good in fairfax and nothing complicated heading into the district. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we turn to our top story. the urgent rescue effort after the deadly earthquake in haiti. rescuers are trying to find anyone. the body count keeps
in washington before the day is through. temperatures in he mid-60s and the sunshine right now we could be pushing 70-degrees in the next couple of hours while the rest of the outlook is coming up in a while. >> thank you, devon. >>> the wind is causing problems for utility customer and crews. right now pepco is reporting 1700 customers are affected. northern virginia has nearly 2500 customers without power. our digital correspondent kristin fisher reports from northern virginia on how customers and crews are dealing with it. >> we have seen wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour here in falls church this morning and one of those gusts took down this massive tree. check this out. you can see the tree was completely uprooted and then it fell down around 6:00 a.m. this morning taking down these power lines and then it came crashing down across the street, narrowly missing these two homes. >> we heard a thump on the roof and i thought it was a branch hitting the roof, because they hit all the time and the electricity went out and i went back to sleep until my partner got up and went to work and
this year. the senate shot down the idea just yesterday. tara mergener , cbs news, washington. >>> you can watch the state of the union address live tonight on channel 9. coverage starts at 9:00 p.m. with the president's speech followed by the republican response and then you can get more reaction on 9 news now at 11:00 and at wusa9.com. >>> toyota has halted the sale of eight of its most popular models. the move is aimed at keeping consumers safe from accelerator pedals which can stick and force the car to speed up unintentionally. the affected models are -- this is after a recall involving 5 million vehicles with the same flaw or one in which floor mats caused the accelerator to get stuck. toyota is also halting production of the vehicles in several plants. >> it seems to be an unprecedented decision for a company to stop selling cars in order to adjust a safety issue. >> having a car go out of control at any minute is not a very pleasant idea. >> they'll fix it before they give it to me. >> it is certainly something to take seriously. no question about it. >> reporter: if you own one of
that they really want people to donate cash. they appreciate the generosity. and the generosity of washington tone yaps and all the stops that they are donating which is very hard to transport the stops much easier to transport money. and this warehouse is absolutely stopped with all kinds of bottled waters and medical supplies and so forth. but you can see here at the loading docks, there are no trucks pulled here. the big question now is how they will get all the stuff out to the island. >> just the simple mind. >> reporter: it is perhaps the measure of the generosity of the people of washington. and that scores of them turned up at the embassy to help. even as some worry about their own friends on the island. and some had reassuring text messages. others had no word at all. >> and you had to hope that you have beautiful stories to show. i hope that she will see that. >> reporter: hundreds of people turned up at the dc warehouse to sort the thousands of bags and boxes that were donated over the weekend. >> and this is something that we need to do. this is the day of giving back to the community.
washington," on your side. >>> good monday morning. i am doug mckelway. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. here is brian van de graaff. >> good morning. we had a rough day for the second half of the weekend. this system is on its way to w england. we will seek a fair amount of sunshine. maybe some drizzle. the temperatures are mild. upper 30's to 40. a little gray today but gradual clearing. it should be a very nice day. >> we antipate the light volume of traffic. however, there is some slippery pavement, so do be careful. we will take you on a quick tour. traffic is good out of tysons. nothing to worry about in virginia. hov lanes are relaxed for everybody except the john hanson highway. this is woodbridge. we lost that camera. this is the george washington parkway. out to reagan national, no problems on 295. more to come on the traffic end scene. >> thank you. >>> people are desperate for food, water, and medical supplies in haiti. they're trying to get donations to survivors. matt brock is following the latest developments in port-au- prince. >> thousands of marines ar
, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good wednesday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you so much for joining us on this early wednesday. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. it is chilly outside. >> we are back to wintertime. the dose of summer whether it is long gone. the approaching storm, is it still approaching? >> the store is still out there. some of the models are saying it might stay further to the south. -- the storm is still out there. the next couple of days will be key to keep watching them to see how they progress. we are in the 20's this morning. 30 in southern maryland. let's look at the maps. plenty of sunshine this morning. partly cloudy. temperatures in the mid 40's. not a bad day. some moisture could move them by friday night. let's say good morning to lisa baden. >> good morning. just got off the phone with metro rail on their supersecret hot line. all trains are operating on all lines from metro rail. as far as interstate travel, it is all good. 95 is good between richmond and baltimore. good on the beltway from the
--www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good tuesday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning. we're glad you're joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's check in first with brian van de graaff. some flurries. nothing to stick. >> in the evening last night, there was a line of light snow showers. anne arundel through calvert county. we saw some lights snow showers. the crews are on standby. they're just a few flurries flying. 27 downtown. 29 in huntingtown. cloudy start today. sunshine through the finish. the sun will shine through. a bit of a breeze. >> it is a breeze on the highway right now. we did have some roadwork overnight, but nothing complicated. we look good south into richmond and north into baltimore on 95. seven between sterling and tysons is a good run. this is the beltway live near fedex field and it is uneventful. we go to top stories now. >> thank you. >>> we are following breaking news out of montgomery county. detectives are on the scene after a man was found
this morning. 95 in virginia between washington and baltimore, travel times are in our favor of this morning along 95. someone set 66 b spam, he was involved in a fender bender -- 66 eastbound. they have moved on to the left shoulder. i will take you live to the beltway and university boulevard. traffic heading away from us is the inner loop and is moving nicely. chopper bill will be out in just a little while. now to the news desk. >> thank you. >>> 6:12, 28 degrees. >> bad weather has one maryland town on the edge of disaster, literally. >> the latest from haiti. hundreds, maybe eve >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your sid >>> in our top stories, aftershocks continue to rattle the capital of haiti after yesterday's devastating earthquake. many buildings were toppled. possibly thousands of people are under the rubble. rescue teams from virginia and california are being sent there to help out. >> the general assembly's kickoff
of washington, and it may be places like virginia beach, and it will be a significant storm. i think enough cold, dry air will be here that i do not think it most of the area has a lot to worry about. of course, i could be wrong. it could come right up the date -- bay. we have to watch it closely and not write it off. there is a suggestion that the most snow will not be in the washington metro area but south of town. brian van de graaff will update you tomorrow morning, and we will keep you updated throughout the day tomorrow. our seven-day outlook shows this. saturday, whether it snows or not, we will only be in the 20's for the high. another chance of flurries by tuesday. >> all right. going out to dinner no longer fit into our budget. and so we started having these pizza parties on friday night. i learned how to make pizza dough. and we'd have friends come to our house. we know saving money is important. shop with your giant card and you can enjoy thousands of weekly specials and real deal savings, like top or bottom round roast, half-price, and progresso traditional soups, 5 for $6. this wee
, crashes due to any kind of distracted driving will continue. in washington, i'm lindsay mastus. >>> last year dc police issued 11,871 citations for driving while talking or texting on the phone. be honest. do you use your phone when you're behind the wheel and does it make a difference if your kids are perhaps in the car? join the conversation at dc.momslikeme.com. >>> the ongoing pedal problem. a look at the latest on toyota's massive recall and what's being done to fix it. >>> and that all important snowy weekend forecast. you'll want to keep it right here. thanks for coming back out. sure. i think you might have hooked it up wrong, though. yea, we're getting way too many channels. no, no. that's -- that's standard. fios also comes with 11,000 free movies and shows on demand per month. ah, standard. gotcha. a certain somebody says "thank you". tell him "he's welcome", but it's still standard. he's happy to be back with his friends. is he? [ male announcer ] hundreds of channels, thousands of movies, and three times more very satisfied customers than comcast. this is beyond cable. this
the shoulder. a huge back up into the district. an accident on the baltimore- washington parkway at 202. the risk an accident at the district line on kenilworth avenue. >> thank you. >>> metro officials confirmed that two workers were struck and killed by a maintenance vehicle. >> this happened shortly before 2:00 this morning. that is where we find courtney robinson. she is live with the latest details. >> we have investigators out hererying to figure out exactly what happened. two men were hit by a piece of equipment as they were working on the track between shady grove road and the rockville stations. this is what they were hit by, it is called a high-raiil mover. it moves without electricity to allow crews to go up and down the tracks performing maintenance. two metro workers are dead. metro is calling this an accident. one man died on the scene. the other was taken to suburban hospital where he diedrom his injuries. police officers initially believed that man was 68 years old. it happened just before 1:45 a.m. this was on the red line. this is near 355. the men were working on the
.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning waington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> questar with brian van de graaff. what is the chance of a warm-up today -- we start with brian van de graaff. >> it is seasonable for today. we are on target for war we should be. upper 40's today. we should be near 50 on friday. temperatures will climb. we will look for temperatures to climb into the mid and upper 30's with some sunshine. not a bad-looking afternoon. now to lisa baden. >> we are going to show you pictures of what is happening at a water main break. university boulevard, a sizable border main break. a portion of the roadway is blocked. university boulevard a piney branch road. the police will help you get through the area. everything is open in virginia. nothing on the beltway to report. we're good on the greenway, the dulles toll road. a beautiful trip out near dulles airport. newschopper 7 in just a little while. >> thank you. >>> we begin with the latest on the developing st
in washington. we will see what it means for the fight over health care overhaul. >> doctors been haiti say they need more supplies. >> the relief from winter is over. maybe some snow as soon as tomorrow. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good wednesday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with adam caskey. we have some rain out there. i saw two snowflakes. >> i love it. i love the precision of that. there could be a flight extent this morning. that will be it, a flag or two. -- there could be a flilake of this morning. that will be it, at a flake or two. these are all pushing off to the east. summit early morning sprinkles. temperatures in the 30's. -- some early morning sprinkles. it will be cooler than the past couple of days. we can anticipate partial sunshine, especially for those of you north of the metro area. we do
, it's time he starts to listen to the american people. tara mergener , cbs news, washington. >> you can see much more about the state of the union and the gop response including complete transcripts at wusa9.com. there you can also cast your vote in our web pole about the speech. >>> the president and vice president will announce $8 billion in grands to develop high speed rail service. $112million is slatedder the washington to boston corridor and 620 million is earmarked for the raleigh to washington line. it was approved as part of the economic stimulus package last year. >>> metro board members are meeting trying to decide how to deal with a $40 million short fall. there are currently four proposals on the table including adding three minutes to the wait times between trains or simply increase wait times for late-night riders five to ten minutes and another option would be to eliminate to 31 bus lines and the last is a ten cents fare charge. we asked riders who proposals they preferred. >> increased fares. >> why? >> because i think the service is necessary for everyone to be abl
weekend weather forecast coming up. >>> a new twist tonight on a scandal that has engulfed washington wizards star gilbert arenas. we're hearing from arenas and the wizards of following his guilty plea on felony gun charges. >> gilbert arenas will have to wait until about march 26 to learn whether or not he will be spending any time in jail. there was a brief hearing in d.c. superior court today where he entered a guilty plea of charges of transporting an unlicensed gun in the district. he is committed to bringing four guns to the verizon center and storing them in his locker. december 21, people come out on what he called a practical joke on teammate javaris crittenton. arenas will be sentenced in march. the wizards released a statement -- we will have more on gilbert arenas' day in court, and later in sports how his teammates did it without him tonight in chicago. >>> coming up, the growing death toll and problems for other survivors with questions about safety. our live team coverage continues with a live report from port-au- prince. first, a big development and recovery closer to
, nbc news, washington. >>> word came from the pentagon tonight that defense secretary robert gates will stay on for at least another year. the commitment is open-ended. gates is the lone holdover from the bush administration. >>> security video of the concern at newark airport this past weekend shows it was caused by an officer who left his post. then a man who wanted to give a woman one last good-bye kiss. the video shows the man seen in a tan coat slipped under a rope meant to keep unscreened people out of secured areas. he did that after the officer walked away. the man meets a woman in a white jacket and they walk away hand in hand. that incident shut down the airport for hours, and it delayed thousands of passengers. >>> the washington wizards appear to be distancing themselves from gilbert arenas as the scandal unfolds. arenas himself seems to finally be staying out of the public spotlight. craig melvin is the at verizon center with the latest. >> reporter: doreen, the symbolism here the at verizon today, bold and unmistakable. the organization distancing itself from its supe
are a bit milder than they were this same time yesterday morning. mid-30s in washington and low 30s in prince george's county. montgomery, arlington and fairfax counties right near 30 degrees. and it's right near the freezing mark around the region. we do have a cloud cover, slight chance of a sprinkle or a flurry late this morning. it will drop back into the 30s by sunset and then the teens by dawn tomorrow. this accompanied by gusty winds this afternoon and overnight tonight, gusting to 30 miles per hour. much colder friday, increasing clouds with highs near freezing. saturday perhaps light snow around the metro area but very light amounts. heavier amounts central and southern virginia. remaining cold into sunday. how is the traffic? >> doing pretty well along the i-270 spur. right side of your screen, northbound. no early hangups to report. elsewhere the trip to the wilson bridge looking good both inner loop and outer loop no worries out at the bay bridge. 95 southbound south kings dominion word of an accident involving a truck. eastbound 66 we're okay. no worries either way righ
institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. have been defrauded. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's find out the latest from that storm that may or may not be approaching. >> it is approaching but it will mainly be to the south. here is the latest this morning. it is moving through texas. it is picking up gulf moisture. it does take it on a track to keep it just to our south. did this right along the virginia/north carolina border, at virginia beach. they could pick up a foot or more of snow. it gets less and less as you move north. a couple of inches to ourself. advisors and warnings this morning. they are all down to our south. the closest we have this st. mary's, sponsor of an. here is your forecast. -- spotsylvania. gusty winds this morning. temperatures near 30. we will talk about snow totals coming up. >> not much to talk about on the highys. there's plenty of that molasses stuff was already spread around
morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this monday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning. i hope you had a great weekend. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. this is about the coldest morning we have had yet. >> 22 in rosslyn. temperatures are in the team's most elsewhere. we're very cold with clear skies. -- temperatures are in the teens most elsewhere. 15 in rockville. 14 in madison. plenty of cold sunshine this morning. warming into the 30's. some flurries tonight. we do have awarming trend. you have to wait a few days. >> plenty of traffic making its way to the quantico marine base with an accident on the shoulder. northbound 95, expect delays into dumfries. 66, we have volume in manassas and fair oaks. this is the belay at the wilson bridge. more to come. newschopper 7 in just a little while. >> thank you. >>> the bitter cold sticks around for the start of another work week. >> the nationwide deep freeze could have long-lasting effects on your
district of columbia. right now 36 in washington. in the low to mid-30s in montgomery, prince george's, arlington and fairfax counties but where that snow and sleet is falling and the rain as well freezing up in parts of the northern shenandoah valley and panhandle of west virginia. southern maryland around the bay in the upper 30s. there's a winter weather advisory, loudoun, howard, shenandoah valley and that warning zone all those counties in pink could get some significant icing there as the day progresses. had light icing overnight along with sleet and snow. showing a developing area of low pressure around cape hatteras as that low deepens it will dra in colder air, change the rain into light notice. light snow in washington, suburbs, all around the region by late morning and off and on through the afternoon but just a trace for total accumulation arnd the metro area. but further west and north two to four inches of snow and sleet as we get into the late afternoon hours. all this will ends. quarter inch of ice in the shenandoah valley. all this ending by late afternoon cle
a developing story in northwest washington. a man and two teenagers were rescued out of there, after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. >> leon, the dad and the boy is a recovering at george washington. firefighters say they arrived just in the nick of time because of the people called 911. when they arrive, firefighters had to break down the front door of the sea in place home. the 49-year-old man stumbled out. two 15-year-old boys were unconscious upstairs. >> i asked him about his brother. he said, he is unconscious as well. >> james brown received a phone call from one of the boys this afternoon. he is a mentor to the brothers. >> when he called, he said he was falling down and unconscious periodicly. i told them to call 911. he kept going in and out. it was at that tim that i called my supervisor. >> you are dealing with the dead and sons being on the ground. that is all i hed. firefighters say the carbon monoxide levels work through the roof. >> normally in the 30 to 50 range. we had readings of four to 1000. >> the levels were so high the gas had seeped into two adjoining homes.
was loud and exciting, a visionary and a pioneer. news4's megan mcgrath joins us live from the washington national cathedral where our friend and colleague is being remembered this morning. megan? >> reporter: good morning, barbara. everyone is basically moved into the cathedral right now. any moment now the memorial is going to begin. it is expected to be a very personal memorial. just a handful of speakers. a little while ago family members arrived herate at the cathedral, as well as some of his closest friends, among them joe gibbs and sonny jeen son and everyone here to play tribute to george michael and his legacy. george michael is a member of our news4 family for nearly 28, but he was so ch more than that. he was a huge innovator through his sports casts and his syndicated television show, "the sports machine," george changed the way local news was covered and he was just an innovator in that field. his use of game highlights from around the country revolutionized local sports reporting and he took it way beyond the coverage of just the local teams. he really stepped it up a notch.
back to washington tonight. the worldwide efforts are mounting. field hospitals have been set up on the island and the airport and the runway have been cleared and reopened some more help to arrive. an extremely impoverished nation scarred by hurricanes and political unrest is facing its most devastating earthquake ever. >> many people are walking in front of me and they have blood all over them. [screams] >> while the search and rescue mission continue tonight, thousands are still unaccounted for, hundreds of buildings having collapsed. the fear tonight is an unimaginable amount of people are dead. >> it could be 100,000 people who have died. >> the injured and homeless roam aimlessly through the rubble. the widespread chaos, destruction, and lack of communication is maki it a relief efforts extremely difficult. the country's president is still trying to grasp the devastation. >> to understand the magnitude and how to manage. >> in washington, officials are concerned with the spread of disease and epidemics. >> control of communicable disease that may arise from the existing con
been filed in connection with the closure of a restaurant that was owned by a former washington redskin. the bar ran into financial trouble after the former football star declared bankruptcy. he claims his firm gave him a series of loans to keep that restaurant opened. >> by the next week, when we were supposed to get the money back, i cannot pay you. i did not make enough money. can we get more money? >> declaims that he owes him more than 300,000. arington never paid him any money and is not taking any calls. we tried to contact him, and we received no response. >>> two local venues are in the running to host games during the 2018 or 2022 world cup. among the 18 sites were baltimore and fedex field in landover. the u.s. is seen as a major contender for 2022. fifa's executive committee will vote later this year. 2022? >> how you think about playing outdoors? >> i will be here giving the weather. i will be here. i manot make sense by then, but i will be here. it is cold out there. it is pretty nice to get into the 40's, may be near 50 degrees. we will take that. we will start in this c
unbelievable. however, he is inspired to push on. the haitian embassy here in washington, of course the phones have been ringing off the hook since news of the earthquake broke. haitian americans are calling and trying to get information about loved ones back in haiti. haitian diplomates say they are having a hard time getting information but they are going to try to help anyone with questions about loved ones. >>> we have some good news out of haiti. thanks to a local doctor. dr. irwin of manassas has helped to build a hospital there. and he said that that hospital survived the quake. it is still standing. doctor irwin is mobilizing a team to go to haiti to help those in need. and if you would like to make a charitable donation to the residents of haiti, the federal trade commission is recommending that you check out the charity before you give your money. the better business bureau, charity navigator and the american institute of philanthropy are good resources, and you can visit the national association of state charity officials to see if a specific charity is regulated. we warn you to be
with the washington redskins is over. zorn has been fired as head coach. the skins finished the season 4-12 after losing yesterday to the san diego chargers. they were just 12-20 during his two years as head coach. zorn was the sixth redskins head coach under dan snyder who bought the team in 1999. our own lindsay czarniak broke this story. >> she joins us on the phone now with the very latest. thanks for joining us. what can you tell us about when this happened and how it happened? >> as eun said that jim zorn has been let go, it happened early this morning upon the team's return from san diego. the team landed around 2:00 a.m. and i'm told zorn was packing up his things with team officials waiting for him there at redskins park. so, wha we know from being in san diego with the team last night is that they had scheduled an 11:00 a.m. player availability for this morning. they also have scheduled an 11:30 meeting that players assumed would be zorn's address of the team and then zorn himself was scheduled to have his availability, which he always does at 12:25, which i said is his normal time. it'
in yesterday morning. >>> a teacher at sidwell friends school in northwest washington is out of job after being charged with sexual abuse. until this school year, rocket peterson taught seventh and eighth grade social studies. according to "the washington post", peterson was charged in two separate incidents involving a minor in both montgomery and queen ann's county. >>> a man has been flashing people along the w and od bike trail. they say he struck five times last week. each time he shows up along tree line near the trail without any pants on. police say one woman claims he use ad flashlight to draw attention to him. >>> arlington's only murder of 2009 remains unsolved three weeks after it happened. carl deaner a retired government worker was killed in late december. investigators are still gathering evidence and jackie bensen reports, his friends are trying to help bring his killer to justice. >> we're here right now, out to the highway, that section and all the way back. round how did these two dads from arlington end up taking part in a neighborhood safety check on a wednesday night? chec
outside. beautiful picture of the washington skyline. washington monument all lit up. 32 degrees out there. we've got changes headed our way. >> oh, yeah. and the mention of snow as well, tom. >> that's right. for tend of the week. it does appear we could have some by friday night. between now and then we'll stay dry. right now temperatures are at or below freezing throughout most of the regi. near freezing in washington and if bay. prince george's county near 30. also near 30 in arlington, fairfax and montgomery counties. cold in the mountain, down into the low 20s there. just near freezing on the eastern shore. over the last six hours t bright, nearly full moon just setting in the western sky. a few clouds over the shenandoah valley and the mountains of west virginia and western maryland. for t rest of the day, we veal a mostly sunny day right around washington. points west might have a few clouds. then tonight down into the 20s again. a southwest early breeze may get us in the -- bringing in much colder weather. by friday morning just near 20 degrees. increasing clouds on friday after a
themselves. >> i'm audrey barnes in southwest washington. where investigators are looking into an accident on the red line this morning that claim the lives of two more metro workers. >> the two workers were on foot doing maintenance and were struck and killed on the track just north of rockville this morning. may were hit by a maintenance crew riding the rails in reverse. >> the community cation between the operations control center and all of the employees involved is one of the critical elements we are going to be including into our investigation. that is something we will be pursuing. >> victims are metro veterans. been with the transit agency since 1998. jeffly gerard since 1990. >> our hards go out to the families of the individuals who passed today. it's a very, very sad day for us all. >> the four workers have been interviewed and drug tested, results are due back in a few days. >> and jeffrey's widow tells 9news now, her husband loved his job and his family and she simply cannot believe he is gone. >> it's just a bad dream and at what point am i going to wake up? >> metro's
for snow into the washington area. everybody hopefully happy about that. it's landing on a weekend. we do have a winter weather advisory for the d.c. metro area. we have a winter storm warning that starts once you get down fords fredericksburg and stafford, waldorf, st. mary's county, you are under the warning. right here around town, a winter weather advisory. we could get well more than six inches down from frericksburg into the southern part of our viewing area. temperatures, bone-chilling cold. a lot of spots not reporting snow yet, because it's going to take a long time. very dry here at the ground. it is going to take a while for the snowflakes to saturate the atmosphere. it will start snowing here mid to late morning and it will snow all afternoon long today. >> it should be pretty if you like the stuff. >> i love the snow. >> thanks, chuck. >>> virginia is under a state of emergency as the storm moves in. chuck bell saying the counties around fredericksburg like stafford, spotsylvania and king george could get 6 to 8 inches. they have pretreated the roads to have up to 100 pieces
to silence phone records. >> late-night comedy gets serious. "good morng washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good tuesday morning. i am doug mckelway. >> and i am greta kreuz. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we begin with adam caskey. good morning. >> it could be another pleasant day today. yesterday was springlike. temperatures will be in the low to mid 50's with a fair amount of sunshine. look at the temperatures. we are anywhere from the mid 20's to the mid 30's downtown. 29 in leesburg. frederick, 30. hagerstown, 37. partly cloudy today. 53. similar sky conditions tomorrow. noticeably cooler. now to lisa baden. >> traffic is very nice pared overnight construction is gone. we have no major problems to report. southbound 270 here heading from 70 to get down to the truck scales is still moving at speed. we have a heavier volume of the yesterday. good on the dulles greenway and the dulles toll road. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the s
are delayed. two inches of snow and sleet and closer to washington overnight we had about half an inch to just maybe a tenth of an inch of snow and sleet, far northern montgomery county and into parts of loudoun county, frederick county and panhandle of west virginia and around the northern blue ridge. the regional radar, see those areas of moving color, that is where you see the blue and green that's rain. we're getting scattered light rain across virginia. those pink zones mixing with a little bit of sleet. scattered sleet in the shenandoah valley. panhandle of west virginia. sleet and light snow moving into the southern shenandoah valley and southern west virginia. now, this precipitation is going to be lingering here for all the y into the afternoon hours. some heavier rains right now just off the outer banks. an area of low pressure is over eastern kentucky now and another area of low pressure beginning to form around the outer banks. with that outer banks low deepens rapidly it will draw in colder air from the north and change this precipitation over to some periods of snow and sleet by
are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> in our top stories, a republican upset in massachusetts. scott brown won the race for ted kennedy's senate seat. this gives the republicans the 41st vote they need to block legislation favored by democrats. >> the search continues for the man who fired on a police helicopter and killed eight people. officers believe they have christopher speight surrounded. all schools in appomattox county park close because of the men hunt. more rain storms are expected to hit southern california. fire officials are ordering mandatory evacuation. they are worried the saturated ground could cause mudslides. >>> in health news, researchers have discovered a clue to slowing down the aging process. it is fish oil. patients have long been encouraged to take fish oil sulements contain omega 3 fatty acids. scientists say they may help you live longer. patients with higher fish oil levels age slower. >>> 6:15. your
. here in washington, president obama is vowing a swift response from the u.s. this rescue and recovery effort will be complex and challenging, as we move resources into haiti, we will be working closely with partners on the ground, including the many ngos from haiti and across haiti. the united nations stabilization mission, which appears to have suffered its own losses, and our partners in the region and around the world. this must truly be an international effort. >> the most powerful earthquake to strike haiti in more than 200 years. it was felt as far away as cuba. >> it is a disaster of enormous proportions, one that demands a comparable relief effort. as a result this morning, aid is pouring in from around the world. fairfax county's urban search and rescue team is among those who have answered the call. news 4's tracee wilkins joins us live from dulles international airport, where that team is getting ready to deploy. tracee? >> reporter: good morning, joe. they are still getting ready to deploy, but the good news is they've got their cargo plane here, passenger plane standing b
the way. as we look at realtime graphics. 95 and the baltimore-washington parkway, no problems 32 to the beltway. speaking of 495, here's the live shot here. we were moving well from new hampshire over to georgia. look like the inner loop is fine, as well. in virginia, 66 heading eastbound. things slowing down just a bit between 50 and 123. the beltway in virginia, meanwhile, is moving nicely between 95 up to 66. check out that realtime sensor. the average is 62 miles an hour. that's a quick look at traffic. >>> >> we face big and difficult challenges. what the american people hope, what they deserve, is for all of us, democrats and republicans, to work through our differences, to overcome the numbing weight of our policies. >> reporter: president obama is calling for bipartisan solutions for the economy his first state of the union address. the president focused on the economy in his speech and today he will hit the road to promote new initiatives. tara mergener has more on what the president said and the gop response. >> reporter: president obama's top priority this year is get
buses in fairfax struggled to be on schedule as the washington region confronted ice, snow, and cold winds and temperatures. this man used his leaf blower to blow away the light dusting of snow. most roads in the district, even ones with steep hills, were reported mostly clear of snow and ice as the colder evening approached. just in the last few minutes, we've seen two men walk by in bermuda shorts. we don't know what they're thinking. wendy, i was out here. there are a lot of people with those recyclable bags. lots and lots of people have them. at least they have something to put their gloves in when they buy them because it's so cold. >> people are starting to make a connection. that's great. thank you, tom. >>> in virginia, there were no major problems today, but now officials are asking for federal help with snow removal costs. they've spent between 30 and $35 million for snow removal this winter. during last month's historic blizzard alone, they spent $11 million in northern virginia. despite the costs, officials don't expect any budget cuts. in montgomery county, snow covered
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